Smoked Chicken Drumsticks
These smoky chicken drumsticks are so versatile and easy! I like to use applewood chips or other fruit woods, but maple is also a great choice. Use your favorite BBQ rub. Letting the drumsticks air dry in the refrigerator overnight, combined with a higher smoking temperature, helps prevent rubbery skin that is common when smoking chicken. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce, if desired.
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My favorite rub is Brown Sugar BBQ Rub found on this site.
For extra-crispy skin, you can place drumsticks under a broiler, in an air fryer, or on a grill for 3 to 5 minutes.